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We Should All Be Feminists
We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
What does feminism mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essayadapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same nameby Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. With humor and levity, here Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first centuryone rooted in inclusion and awareness. She shines a light not only on blatant discrimination, but also the more insidious, institutional behaviors that marginalize women around the world, in order to help readers of all walks of life better understand the often masked realities of sexual politics. Throughout, she draws extensively on her own experiencesin the U.S., in her native Nigeria, and abroadoffering an artfully nuanced explanation of why the gender divide is harmful for women and men, alike. Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Adichie a bestselling novelist, here is one remarkable authors exploration of what it means to be a woman todayand an of-the-moment rallying cry for why we should all be feminists.An eBook short.
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“…and I know that they don't intend harm, but it is one thing to know something intellectually and quite another to feel it emotionally. Each time they ignore me, I feel invisible. I feel upset. I want to tell them that I am just as human as the man, just as worthy of acknowledgement. These are little things, but sometimes it is the little things that sting the most.” (20-21)

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Excellent petit pamphlet féministe. Durant ma lecture, j'ai entendu dans ma tête la voix de l'autrice : c'est en effet un livre très personnel, écrit dans une langue simple et familière.

J'ai malheureusement choisi de lire ce livre à l'écran de mon ordinateur : expérience désagréable du point de vue visuel (luminosité) et très pauvre et répétitive d'un point de vue tactile (clic-clic-clic...). J'aurais mieux fait de lire la version imprimée.

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👍🏼

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JanuarieTimewalker13
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“What if, I‘m raising children, we focus on ABILITY, instead of gender? What if we focus on INTEREST instead of gender?” (Caps were actually italicized in book). Really enjoyed this quick read of her speech at TEDxEuston, a yearly conference focused on Africa.

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Not leaving the couch today.

And yes the other day it was 65 degrees. 🤷‍♂️

#audiokniiting
#litsycrafters
#all4seasonsatonce

suvata Yikes! Stay warm. ❄️ 5mo
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brittanybooks
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So simple and so perfect #feminist #yass #book8of2022

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Emu
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Short but strong 💪

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I think everyone should read this book irrespective of their gender. Loved the way author puts her thought in a humble way, with logic. Brilliant 5🌟

#nonfiction2021 #wintergames2021 #teamgamesleighers

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I liked this one too 8mo
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This was well-written, though it didn‘t really offer anything new or groundbreaking. It‘s juuuuuust slid in as a pick rather than a so-so.

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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(Not the tagged book) imagine a world where the patriarchy doesn‘t exist and in its place, a matriarchy. Where male masturbation is illegal and marriage is the highest pinnacle of success for men. Obinna, a promising poet in his University days, has long since settled into married life with a wealthy, high flying corporate wife. A visit from an old friend, who has shunned, not entirely on purpose, society‘s expectations proves very unsettling.

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This is basically an essay and she makes a lot of really great points. Her insight into Nigerian society is interesting but so is her view of the US from the outside.

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"I have chosen to be no longer apologetic for my femininity. And I want to be respected in all my femaleness."

#feminism #feminists #women

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Adapted from her TEDx talk, Adichie outlines feminism as related to personal experiences in native Nigeria, US society, and other cultures using straightforward, easy-to-understand terms. Her storytelling abilities shine through this manifesto making it all the more relatable. It‘s brief, so not all encompassing, but a fantastic, nuanced primer.

#reread #bookclub

5feet.of.fury Love the RBG candle 13mo
britt_brooke @5feet.of.fury Thank you! 💚💚 13mo
Cinfhen Lovely review! I read this when it first came out but it didn‘t really move me. I definitely think she‘s a voice for now and someone future generations should be reading!! 🙌🏻 13mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thank you - it‘s definitely a simplistic introduction. For many - like us 💗 - it‘s nothing new. I‘m hoping some of my book club ladies get something out of it that maybe hadn‘t yet registered. 🤞🏼 13mo
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JenniferEgnor
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I loved this little book so much. It‘s like a Ted Talk to go, in your pocket. I like the author‘s simple writing. Simple...but it packs a big punch. I did notice there wasn‘t really any gender expansive/fluid/non-conforming language, though, which was very disappointing. Things to remember: • intersectional feminism is the only feminism; • an injustice anywhere, is an injustice everywhere.

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What if the parents, from the beginning, taught *both* children to cook? Cooking, by the way, is a useful and practical life skill for a boy to have. I‘ve never thought it made much sense to leave such a crucial thing – the ability to nourish oneself – in the hands of others.

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We police girls. We praise girls for virginity but we don‘t praise boys for virginity (and it makes me wonder how exactly this is supposed to work out, since the loss of virginity is a process that usually involves two people of opposite genders). We teach girls shame. *Close your legs. Cover yourself*. We make them feel as though by being born female, they are already guilty of something.

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The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we *should* be rather than recognizing how we are. Imagine how much happier we would be, how much freer to be our true individual selves, if we didn‘t have the weight of gender expectations.

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Gender is not an easy conversation to have. It makes people uncomfortable, sometimes even irritable. Both men and women are resistant to talk about gender, or are quick to dismiss the problems of gender. Because thinking of changing the status quo is always uncomfortable.

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‘Why does it have to be you as a woman? Why not you as a human being?‘ This type of question is a way of silencing a person‘s specific experiences. Of course I am a human being, but there are particular things that happen to me in the world because I am a woman.

Addison_Reads 💚💚💚 1y
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shivanishinde09
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I felt righteous indignation build up within me as I was reading this speech. I felt like saying “Spot on!“. The talk of feminism is accompanied by eye rolls, especially from the male gender, but its imperative for all of us, to not just understand but consciously take actions to mitigate gender bias that we all have at some point in our life been guilty of; be it expecting the man to pay, or expecting the woman to cook. It is a must-read for all!

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This was a short, insightful read. I would also recommend Adichie's TED Talk, The Danger of a Single Story.

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You know a book is good when you take a few screenshots of quotes!

This short narrative, based on a TEDx Talk by Adichie, addresses “feminism” and the various perceptions of the word. An excellent primer for anyone who wishes to know about the struggles in culture between gender, but really doing beyond that to look at necessary changes needed on mindsets and cultural expectations established eons ago.

Come-read-with-me I LOVE this book 💕😍💕 1y
BarbaraBB I still need to read this. Just finished an Adichie too. 1y
BiblioLitten I just finished Americanah. @BarbaraBB 1y
BarbaraBB @BiblioLitten That‘s my favorite ❤️. I‘ll look out for your review! (edited) 1y
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Happy International Women's Day to all the strong Littens in my life. #IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge 💜 A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change.

Love this picture by Karen Hallion 💜

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“Feminist: a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.”

#FaveShortBook
#ShowSomeLove

Everyone should read this!

Trashcanman 🤗🤗❤❤🤗🤗 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Trashcanman hey George!! How are you? 🤗🤗 1y
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Come-read-with-me I‘m really looking forward to reading this! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Everyone should read this!! This is mine too!! 1y
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I suspect this is going to be one of those little books with a big punch. #weshouldallbefeminists #chimamandangoziadichie #socialjustice #blackhistorymonth

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I‘m behind already - first read of the year was this nibble of truth, courtesy of @BeaG (thank you!). I wish there had been more to it, so I‘m going to have to find her other, similar title. First book for #bookspin done.

Connster This one is fantastic. I love Chimamanda! 2y
BeaG I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 2y
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5

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Lisebo
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Loved it...it‘s a go to guide that every girl should read. Crucial conversations and I learnt a lot...even on things that we should “unlearn” as females

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A very short but very, very impactful read. I think no one can bail on this book. Only 21 pages but brimming with quirky—and somewhat depressing—anecdotes about gender inequality. The way of writing and the inspiration of all of these thoughts and scenarios is very relatable to all the female residents of developing countries, and to some extent all of the female population on the Earth. I highly recommend reading this short book at least once.

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#3books #Ihaventreadbutshould. And there are many others but Silence and The Hurley Maker‘s Son were birthday gifts from my brother last year which I should have read last year and Feminist is so short that it shouldn‘t have to wait for my attention.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Definitely read the 1st one!!! 2y
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"We should all, women and men, do better."
This tiny little 45-minute #audiobook helped me get over some scary dreams in the middle of the night ?? which were induced by my other audiobook, Mexican Gothic.
This is a perfect little essay to introduce feminist ideals. In a glorious world this audiobook would play in every high school class for a period.

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kricheal
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This should be required reading. #27 #2020

ju.ca.no Agree 100%!! 2y
DAB Adding it to my list. 2y
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#letterw #manicmonday
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kricheal
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This is something I feel like I've needed to read for awhile.

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Sooo many things to think about. I will not apologise for my femininity.
Chimamanda reads it so well.

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OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚🙌🏼 2y
Scochrane26 I 💚 her! (edited) 2y
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#ChimamandaNgoziAdichie #AugustAuthors if you have never seen her TED talk it is a must watch. As all of her books are must reads.

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Nice pic! 2y
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Lillie
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Only had 2 5🌟 books for 2018. Lots of good/great/lovely books but these 2 were the standouts.

Listened to #WeShouldAllBeFeminists on audio and I loved it just as much, if not more, than I did in 2015 (gave the paperback 5🌟 as well). Gave a copy of it to several people in my life.

#DestinyDisrupted was so interesting! To read about history through the non-Western perspective was eye opening. Highly recommend it.

#DecadeofBooks

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effani
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As a white American who has identified as a feminist for decades, I'm not the target audience for this book. It's a short, well-written 101-level introduction to feminism from a Nigerian perspective. It's quite heteronormative and cisnormative in places.

I think it's valuable, but it wasn't written for me. I prefer Adichie's fiction.

This was my #DoubleSpin book for July. Thanks, @TheAromaofBooks!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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“Culture does not make people, people make culture.”

Endlessly quotable & worthy of a million re-reads.

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Amandajoy
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In my quest to create a “Feminist 101” reading list to go alongside the anti-racist reading list I have, I have made a list of almost 160 potential books. The goal was to keep it between 50-60. Guess I should do some culling.

Cuilin ❤️ it. 2y
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Amandajoy
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So yesterday I came across this fantastic anti-racist reading list - great books divided into different sections. As I was adding it to my bujo so I could remember & track, I thought having a similar list for feminist history/issues would be a great idea. So I started compiling a list. Anything yo would add to a Feminist 101 type list? And what subjects would you include? I want to be comprehensive & inclusive.

Karisa I'm currently reading Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982. It's description said it helped start the new feminist movement in South Korea. It's fiction interspersed with cited data. 2y
Amandajoy @Karisa that sounds interesting, I‘ll add it to my list. Thank you! 2y
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should be required reading

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RiaWritten
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Bought some books by Black authors this month and the first two finally arrived. :)